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Veiled
Black Celestial Orbs

April 16th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Veiled Black Celestial Orbs Before there was “atmospheric black metal,” black metal was atmospheric. As the genre emerged from the Norwegian fjords in the

Gygax
2nd Edition

April 5th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Gygax 2nd Edition Although it was invented in the ‘70s, Dungeons & Dragons emerged as a national phenomenon in the early to mid-80s. This is when I helped form the

Ilsa
Corpse Fortress

February 20th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Ilsa Corpse Fortress There are probably several hundred sludge metal bands right now churning out charcoal-soot-encrusted streams on Bandcamp and playing tiny basement bars

Tribulation
Down Below

February 1st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Tribulation Down Below When Tribulation burst upon the scene in 2009 with The Horror, the group seemed like it would be another in a long line of solid Swedish death metal

A Perfect Circle
BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, November 7

November 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

A Perfect Circle BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, November 7 Maynard Keenan is a recluse. He traipses off to his vineyard for years at a time, leaving fans of Tool and A Perfect Circle

Goth and Metal: More in Common Than a Love for Leather

November 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Goth and Metal: More in Common Than a Love for Leather Gang of Four’s Andy Gill famously slagged off In the Flat Field in the NME by calling Bauhaus “a hip Black Sabbath,” but like many snarky British tabloid

From Dancefloors to Mosh Pits

November 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

From Dancefloors to Mosh Pits It shouldn't be shocking that metal has incorporated goth and industrial elements. Whether it was Prong covering Chrome (and later employing Raven from Killing Joke), or groups

Botanist
Collective: The Shape of He to Come

October 25th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Botanist Collective: The Shape of He to Come On first glance, Botanist is a peculiar project, but look deeper and it makes perfect sense. It started as a solo project for a guy calling

UFO and Saxon
Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, September 26

October 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

UFO and Saxon Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, September 26 Less than two miles away, legendary post-punks Wire were in town. This created quite the conundrum for maybe nobody but me

Some Girls Wander On Purpose

October 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Some Girls Wander On Purpose The whole “women in rock” thing is trite and boring and sexist—everyone knows that. That said, what makes metal bands with prominent female members unique is not about gender